Sales by Author, Title, Subject and Collection

This index is compiled from the sales reports published in every issue of The Book Collector. These reports have themselves been assembled principally from eye-witness accounts by our correspondents. It is therefore a record of context as much as of cost. Who was bidding against whom, what was sold afterwards, the cataloguing errors, extraordinary provenances, rarity considered objectively - so on and suchlike. Some account of this system can be found in The Price of Passion ( 2016-04).

Entries are differentiated between Author, Title, Subject and Collection. It should be noted, however, that in the case of most classical texts and many cartographers, the author is also the title.

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Title Sales Category Sale Price PDF File
The Anatomy of Melancholy 1621 Book Title 1969-04
Incunabula Subject 1988-03
Cambacérès, Jean Jacques Author 1957-01
Wordsworth, William Author 1977-03
Medical Subject 1977-01
Princess Augusta Sophia [Hanover] Collection 1971-02
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The Compleat Angler 1653 Book Title 2001-04
Jacobs, W.W. Author 1978-02
Zographos, Panayotis, war of Greek liberation Subject 2009-03
Estampes pour Servir à l'Histoire des Plantes c. 1685 Book Title 1997-03
Aeronautical Subject 1972-01
The Frozen Deep 1866 Book Title 2007-01
Jekyll, Gertrude Author 2005-02
Ceped, Fernando Author 1986-03
Fanfare bindings Subject 2006-03
Milton, John Author 2005-03
Radiguet, Raymond Author 1962-01
Aldine Greek Psalter 1518 Book Title 2007-03
The Holy Land 1842/49 Book Title 2006-02
Jouve, Pierre Author 2014-01
Chatterton, Thomas Author 2012-03
Maximes 1664 Book Title 1961-02
Fitzgerald, F. Scott Author 2015-01
Monro, Robert Author 1981-02
Reichstadt, Duc de Subject 1966-02
Aldines, general Subject 2007-03
The Mistresse 1647 Book Title 1993-01
Keats, Georgiana Author 1968-03
Chopin, Frédéric Author 2009-03
Food & Drink Subject 2009-04
Mosada 1886 Book Title 1964-01
Richard I Subject 1985-01
Kipling, Rudyard Author 1987-01
Classics and Classical Subject 2010-03
French Culture History & Literature Subject 2008-01
Music Subject 2006-03
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Author 1961-03
An Account of the Foxglove 1785 Book Title 2012-03
The Tailor of Gloucester 1902 Book Title 1957-03

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